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“Great food for a beach restaurant” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe on the Beach at The Palms Resort

Cafe on the Beach at The Palms Resort
3616 Gulf Boulevard, South Padre Island, TX 78597
956-761-2703
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Price range: $8 - $38
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Austin, TX
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14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Great food for a beach restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

Walked in off the beach, hosed the sand off our feet and enjoyed a late afternoon lunch of beer, grilled snapper sandwich and home fried chips. We'll definitely be back.

Visited April 2013
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Dillon
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191 reviews 191 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 52 cities Reviews in 52 cities
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
“Great location, excellent food!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013 via mobile

Fun menu w good variety and modern cuisine. Food very good, located on the beach next to hotel pool. Cozy. Service avg.
food is worth it though.

Visited April 2013
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35 restaurant reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Nice location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013 via mobile

Good spot on a cooler day.
Good specials and well made.
Service was uninspired, slow, and unfriendly.

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South Padre Island, Texas
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“Excellent Service, Excellent Food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

My husband and I came into eat about a week ago, and I have to say this was an excellent choice. Our food was incredible, I had the Sashimi Grade Tuna, and my husband had the cheeseburger. Not only was the food great, but the atmosphere was awesome too! Our server was Collin and I don't know that I've had better service anywhere on the island, and I've been down here for over 3 years. I would definitely recommend this Cafe' to anyone looking for a nice spot to get away, with a great view on the beach!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Amazing Beachfront Dining”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

This tiny gem of a cafe sits right on the beach behind The Palms Resort (an ambitious name for a tiny motel on South Padre Island). If you're stumped about where it is, head north on Padre Boulevard from the causeway and turn right on Retama Street. You'll end up right in their parking lot. The Seattle's Best coffee and fresh-squeezed orange juice (pricey, but worth it) are excellent breakfast beverages, or you could try one of their two fresh fruit smoothies. The Eggs Benedict BLT (bacon, LOBSTER, and tomato) won raves from our table, as did the corned beef hash (also served Benedict style with poached eggs and Hollandaise sauce) and the French Toast Sandwich, made with raisin bread, orange marmalade and cream cheese. The location alone would make this cafe worth a visit, but the food is so much better than you might expect from a place sitting right on the sand. I'm a local, and I highly recommend this spot.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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